AP By MARK SCOLFORO November 15, 2016
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - House Republicans on Tuesday put a veteran lawmaker from York County at the head of the powerful Appropriations Committee, which plays a leading role in crafting Pennsylvania's annual state budget. GOP state representatives voted behind closed doors to make Rep. Stan Saylor chairman of Appropriations, a spot that opened up with the retirement of Rep. Bill Adolph from Delaware County.
Public News Service by Susan Spicka November 15. 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 16, 2016 12:13 AM
Pine-Richland High School has 10 unisex bathrooms that anyone can use, including three transgender students who say the district is breaking the law by not letting them use the male or female restrooms they want to use. That’s what the school district said in asking a federal judge to throw out a discrimination suit brought by the students last month. Transgender students had previously been allowed to use the restrooms that conformed to their gender identities. But the school board voted Sept. 12 to change the policy so that students must use the restrooms and locker rooms meant for their biological sex, regardless of what they consider themselves.
Pennsylvania STEM programs recognized at White House
Education Week By Daarel Burnette II November 15, 2016
Over the last eight years, Republican-dominated statehouses and a White House bent on accountability dealt teachers' unions a wave of setbacks on their key issues, whittling away at bargaining rights, instituting merit pay, expanding charter school and choice programs, and making budget cuts leading to teacher layoffs. So this campaign season, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association bolted out the gate early with presidential endorsements, a flood of campaign spending on high-priority races and ballot measures, and plenty of organizational muscle to push their agendas. But with a few notable exceptions, they came up dry.
Times Tribune BY SARAH HOFIUS HALL / PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 16, 2016 6:11 AM
Go Erie Editorial November 16, 2016 Posted at 2:01 AM
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm: Chester County IU 24
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Join us for a public forum featuring state, city and civic leaders sponsored by Philadelphia Media Network, the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and Drexel University's School of Education.
Creese Student Center 3210 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
It's been 15 years since the state took control of Philadelphia's schools and created the School Reform Commission. Since then, the SRC has been a polarizing presence in the city.
With the recent resignation of two members of the commission and the term of a third expiring soon, the future of the SRC and the issue of school governance is once again at the forefront of the civic dialogue. Is the SRC the only model to consider? Should Philadelphia create an elected school board, or should the governing body be controlled by the Mayor? Are there models in other cities that could help us rethink our own school governance? The Philadelphia Public School Notebook, Philadelphia Media Network -- owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, and Drexel University's School of Education are hosting a public forum on this critical issue.
RSVP - Admission is free, but you must register in advance. Register now, and find out more about the panelists and other details at our registration page. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-should-run-philadelphias-schools-tickets-28926705555
Join school directors around the country at the conference designed to give you the tools to advocate successfully on behalf of public education.
- NSBA will help you develop a winning advocacy strategy to help you in Washington, D.C. and at home.
- Attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside experts.
- Expand your advocacy network by swapping best practices, challenges, and successes with other school board members from across the country.
Plan to join public education leaders for networking and learning at the 2017 NSBA Annual Conference, March 25-27 in Denver, CO. General registration is now open at https://www.nsba.org/conference/registration. A conference schedule, including pre-conference workshops, is available on the NSBA website.